Dealing With Emotional Changes Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Major emotional shifts often subside in the weeks and months after a TBI, but they can be an ongoing or even permanent problem in some cases. When changes to emotional behavior don’t go away on their own, a patient will need to undergo therapy to learn coping mechanisms. That may involve in-patient appointments, an expensive stay at a rehab facility, or even regular in-home visits from a medical professional. Anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, or other mood-stabilizing medications may be prescribed to deal with emotional symptoms. 

Retaining the services of an experienced brain injury attorney is important for placing a value on a Virginia personal injury case and holding the at-fault party responsible. A lawyer with knowledge of TBI cases can utilize medical records to show insurance carriers or a court how the patient’s life has been impacted. Those documents, along with police reports and evidence from the accident site, are also used by legal counsel to prove negligence caused the brain injury.

Besides a reasoned, legally-sound opinion on the overall worth of a case, a lawyer's examination of the evidence may also reveal additional sources of compensation. It’s possible that multiple parties are at fault, or that someone other than the property owner or at-fault driver may hold responsibility for a traumatic brain injury. 


Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims